NEILLSVILLE – New details have emerged in an officer-involved death that took place in Loyal Friday morning.
Loyal police, along with Clark, Marathon and Eau Claire County sheriffs, were in a standoff with a suspect, identified as Robert Dominee, following a traffic stop and pursuit, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
During the standoff at Dominee’s residence, the release says, he fired at officials, striking a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy. Officials then used tear gas before entering the residence, followed by Dominee and officials exchanging fire. Dominee was struck, and died at the scene from his injuries, per the release.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy received non-life threatening injuries, according to the release. It adds that the officer who fatally struck Dominee, a Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
No other individuals were harmed or injured during the incident, the release said.
An investigation is ongoing, the release indicated, as the Wisconsin DOJ’s Department of Criminal Investigation is continuing to collect evidence stemming from the incident.